Jewish Journal


September 10, 2008

Comparing the lives of Sarah Palin and Queen Esther



Jon Wiener at The Nation has some fun, and intimates some fear, breaking down the preposterous claim that Sarah Palin is a latter-day Esther.

In a way, Wiener seems to imply that Palin, if she were like Esther, would actually be a champion of the Jewish people. This, he writes, should make Iran, descendant of the great Persian empire central to Esther’s story, very scared.

The thing is: As far as anyone can tell, Palin has no opinion about foreign politics. And looking to the Bible for a blueprint of her imagined Middle East is unlikely to accomplish much.

Nonetheless, a significant portion of Wiener’s blog post is after the jump:

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